2020 Presidential Election Is A Nail-Biter As Key States Still Counting Votes


Source: Huffington Post

By Kevin Robillard and Paul Blumenthal

Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin remained up in the air, and both Joe Biden and Donald Trump have paths to victory.

The 2020 presidential election was not decided on Election Day. This was a predictable result after the coronavirus pandemic radically changed the way Americans voted and elected officials in key states refused to update their laws to reflect that. What’s left is a muddied picture of a hotly contested and vicious election.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden and GOP President Donald Trump both had multiple paths to the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the presidency as of late Tuesday. All attention turns to the three upper Midwest states that handed Trump his 2016 victory by slim margins ― Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. 

Early results in these three states show Trump up, but the count so far largely represents votes cast on Tuesday, which heavily tilt Republican this year. Democratic voters largely chose to vote absentee, so their ballots will be counted in the days to come in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Biden was projected early Wednesday to win Arizona, the first state to flip parties from the 2016 presidential election and a critical win that narrowed Trump’s path to victory. Trump could win Georgia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania and still lose the presidency if Biden wins Michigan and Wisconsin.

Biden projected confidence in a late-night speech that he would win the three Rust Belt swing states and maybe Georgia by the time the votes are counted.

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